Introduction to RETIRE TO ASIA



Welcome to Retire to Asia – Australia’s first full service overseas retirement and lifestyle company.

At Retire to Asia we are dedicated to helping people make the most of their retirement years. Whether you are considering a move to Asia for financial reasons, such as taking advantage of the lower cost of living, or you are looking for added adventure, exploration and excitement in your retirement years, the team at Retire to Asia is here to help you.

One of our primary goals is to ensure that our clients have access to the most up to date and accurate information available on all aspects of their move overseas. Our service covers everything you need to know before, during and after your move. Its been our experience over many years, that getting good advice upfront is essential in avoiding nasty surprises down the track. Our service is therefore designed to make your retirement overseas as stress free as possible, and allow you to really enjoy everything that Asia has to offer.

Retire to Asia is owned and operated by two people with 50 years of combined experience dealing in financial services and expat communities throughout Asia. During this time we have built up an extensive knowledge of the Asian region, and importantly a network of contacts that provide us with ongoing information and services that can assist our clients with retiring to Asia.

Armed with this knowledge, experience and network, plus our passionate interest in the region, we knew running a business like Retire to Asia would be an enjoyable way to spend our working lives, helping people like you to enjoy their retirement years to the fullest.

Our team is always here to help. 

Get started today!

Andrew Leeson

Principal | +61 (0)421 057 001

I have always enjoyed meeting new people and hearing their stories. I am proud to say a by-product of my family and country background. Always having a fascination with the broader new world, I eventually found myself managing a team in Asia, dealing with Australian expat financial issues.

I soon became personally interested in the number of Australian expats that were looking to retire to Asia – and the lack of companies available to assist in this transition. Eventually, I felt it was time to say farewell to the corporate world and build a business for myself. Something personal that I can be proud of and our clients can take comfort from. 

Jeff Gill

Principal | Work: +61 (0)426 581 845 | Personal +61 (0)418 483 163

I truly believe that we have a comprehensive, unique, and exciting suite of services and expertise to assist clients make their retirement plans to SE Asia a reality.

Drawing upon 28 years of travel experience to 73 + countries including SE Asia, I now enjoy helping others retire there and personally invite you to experience the people, culture, food, and amazing landscapes that the SE Asian region has to offer.

In my previous 20 + year career as a certified financial planner, I have been privileged to assist numerous individual clients design, implement and review their own retirement plans to this amazing region.

Dietmar Birkman

Consultant | +61 (0) 452 561 522

Despite being born in Germany and my family emigrating to Australia when I was 14, the travel bug didn’t really grab me until much later. But then it hit hard…in a good way.

Some 12 years ago, the beautiful island of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand opened my eyes and quite frankly my heart, in ways I had not imagined. The island and its natural beauty, the warm and hospitable Thai people, the food and even the crazy traffic…my first time renting a scooter and exploring.

Since then I have been back to Thailand as often as my busy career in financial services allows.

What will my future hold? Lots more exploring South East Asia most certainly. Once my children have left school, full or semi retirement in Thailand is a serious consideration.

In the meantime, I will use Retire to Asia as a fantastic opportunity to help you our subscribers, to not just dream about visiting or retiring in SE Asia…but help you to make it happen. 

The Retire to Asia Mission

At Retire to Asia, we believe everyone deserves the opportunity to live the life that best suits them. Life is short and time passes so quickly. We want to help people open their minds and hearts to a world of new experiences and adventures and to alleviate the stress of the unknown. 

Retire to Asia aims to be Australia’s premier company in making retirement a time to truly experience life, and for you to be able to cherish every moment of it. To find out more, Contact Retire to Asia on 1800 961 377 or email us at in**@re**********.au. We’ll answer your questions and take you closer to making your dream lifestyle a reality.


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